WASHINGTON — President Biden Rep. Don Beyer (D.Va. by The name “Doug” On Thursday night, four occasions were made during a gaffe-filled trip to the congressman’s district.
“Where’s Doug? Congressman?” The president, 80 years old, asked the question while delivering a speech about the economy.
“He’s around here somewhere,” Biden As he searched through the crowd, he said. “Oh, there you are. Doug, thanks for the passport into town. Doug and I have something in common, we both married way above our station.”
Biden As he gears up to lead a 2024 election campaign, he is considered the oldest President.
This uncomfortable moment reminded me of the September Exchange. Biden Ask “Where’s Jackie?” As he sought out the former Rep. Jackie Walorski, (R-Ind.), He was surrounded by people, even though he publicly grieved her passing and called her family in August to express his sympathy.
At five minutes in to his Thursday remarks, Biden He called Beyer to admit his mistake and he appeared to be able recognize it. “Doug” He seemed to be grasping for his real for the fourth time name.
“Doug knows, Do —,” Biden Before launching into an attack against House Republicans, she said slowly: “Look, here’s the deal … They want to cut your Social Security and Medicare. Now, this is the God’s truth. It’s almost unbelievable.”
Contrary to Biden’s remark, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said repeatedly this week he doesn’t want to cut the social safety nets.
Beyer has been a House member since 2015. Beyer is an owner of a large car dealership and was popular among Democratic designers for proxy votes during COVID-19. His urban Northern Virginia district borders DC.
Karine Jean-Pierre, White House press secretary, said Wednesday Biden He would have his annual physical by February 1. It’s unclear if the exam will feature a cognitive test.
Biden stumbled at other points in his remarks Thursday, including when he said that a train tunnel in Baltimore goes under the Potomac River although the body of water is about a one-hour drive from Maryland’s largest city.
“Next week, I’m visiting Baltimore and New York. We’re going to replace a 150-year-old tunnel, the Baltimore Potomac Tunnel, under the Potomac River, which will allow rail traffic to move up and down the East Coast,” Biden said.
Due to its location, it appeared that the president was confused by the tunnel’s physical position. nameIt is a testament to its construction in 1870s by The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad.
“I’m probably the only non-rail guy who’s walked that tunnel,” Biden added. “No, I’m not joking … last time I walked it, they still had lights that were on a string hanging down, leaks in the roof — folks, 150 years old, nothing has been done to it. Everything has to slow down. And there’s a great worry that part of it could collapse.”
Biden In his comments, he also stated that COVID-19 vaccines had been mass-deployed by His administration was not by Former President Donald Trump “because the other guy and the other team didn’t think it mattered a whole lot” — despite the Trump administration overseeing the rapid development and initial month of deployment of vaccines.
Point of Biden’s speech was to promote his economic agenda amid a standoff with House Republicans on increasing the national debt ceiling.
Biden It was said “a distinct minority of 30 to 40%” Many Republicans “determined to be the party of chaos and catastrophe.”
Despite the fact that the White House is refusing to negotiate on the debt ceiling standoff at this point, Biden He seemed to indicate that he is open to discussions.
“Look,” He stated. “I’m ready to work with Republicans, and I’ve demonstrated — to the chagrin sometimes of my Democratic friends who want to make progress for the American people — I’m ready to compromise if there’s something good we want to deal with.”